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Offline Ally Kumari

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Re: What kind of student?
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2009, 12:46:37 AM »
Her technique was perfect and she was brilliant, but didn´t feel the music in her heart.

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Re: What kind of student?
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2009, 01:04:32 AM »
What about Maria and Anastasia? How did they play the piano? Good or bad?

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Re: What kind of student?
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2009, 03:56:54 AM »
They both played piano very well, but they were not as good as Olga. Anastasia also prefered her balalaika to piano.

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Re: What kind of student?
« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2009, 09:21:26 AM »
Why could they tell Tatiana can't feel the piano in her heart?
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Re: What kind of student?
« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2009, 12:34:58 PM »
I think it was Buxhoeveden  (or gilliard? not sure) who wrote Tatiana could playvvery beautifully, but there was no real passion in her academic style.

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Re: What kind of student?
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2009, 01:09:02 PM »
Piano sounds could be heard at Ipatiev House....-- IMO, either Olga or Tatiana played it.

I remember reading that.
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Re: What kind of student?
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2009, 01:10:10 PM »
One of the guards remember that when Olga played she would always choose something melacholic a sad....

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Re: What kind of student?
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2009, 03:34:11 PM »
One of the guards remember that when Olga played she would always choose something melacholic a sad....

I've read that testimony as well, but I think it's incorrect. According to FOTR, Nicholas noted in his diary at the end of the first week in May (NS) that the piano at the Ipatiev house was moved in the the guards' duty office. That was well before OTAA even arrived.
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Re: What kind of student?
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2009, 03:36:13 PM »
And another testimony says the guards made the Grand Duchesses play revolutionary songs... which I find hard to believe.

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« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2009, 03:38:15 PM »
Yes, Nikulin and one wife which was with him played it. Also, Aveyev also 'drunk', 'played' it. (Logical, then piano was moved). What if one of girl had premission to play something, or better say, a request from 'a guard' into that duty room?

And another testimony says the guards made the Grand Duchesses play revolutionary songs... which I find hard to believe.
Maybe guards wanted for us to believe into that, or they indeed did, but after their request.

Tatiana practised to be more 'practisal' in works she do.
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Re: What kind of student?
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2009, 03:41:46 PM »
And another testimony says the guards made the Grand Duchesses play revolutionary songs... which I find hard to believe.

That story came from Prince Lvov, who IMO is an extremely unreliable source. Lvov was never in the Ipatiev house, though he claimed to have been in prison with Nagorny and Sednev. Apparently he made up a number of melodramatic stories which he attributed to Nagorny & Sednev, though it's almost certain they were never in the Ekaterinburg prison at the same time. (Lvov also claimed the entire imperial family was murdered in the prison cell next to his...)
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Re: What kind of student?
« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2009, 03:46:50 PM »
I have never heard of him -- where is he mentioned, Sarushka? but, many people mad rumors about IF during 1918. (and later, to be honest).
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Re: What kind of student?
« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2009, 03:51:03 PM »
Prince George Lvov was the first prime minister of the Provisional Government.

Yes, many people made up stories about the IF's captivity, but Lvov's were some of the most widely believed fabrications -- perhaps because of his position and lineage. He's responsible for the story that Nagorny was arrested for protesting when a guard tried to steal from Aleksei, for example.
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Re: What kind of student?
« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2009, 03:52:01 PM »
So that´s not true? I´ve read it in several books....

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Re: What kind of student?
« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2009, 03:52:48 PM »
I wonder too.  :o  What about P. Gilliard? Thanks, Sarah.
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